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Century Company records

Title
Century Company records, 1870-1924.
Author
Century Company.
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Description
147 linear feet (151 boxes)
Uniform Title
  • The Century illustrated monthly magazine.
  • The Century magazine.
  • St. Nicholas (New York, N.Y.)
Subject
Genre/Form
Illustrations.
Source (note)
  • Century Company; Burton Frye; David J. Holmes Autographs
  • Century Company; Anderson Galleries
Biography (note)
  • The Century Company was founded in New York City in 1881. Century published magazines including the Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine and St. Nicholas and publications such as Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Roswell Smith formed the company and appointed Richard Watson Gilder as editor of the Century which was noted for its fiction, poetry, historical studies, and woodcut illustrations. In 1930 the Century was merged with The Forum magazine.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 504
Author
Century Company.
Title
Century Company records, 1870-1924.
Summary
Records consist of correspondence, manuscripts, vouchers, proofs of articles and other materials concerning the publications of the Century Company. Letters, 1881-1917, include mostly incoming letters to the editors from contributors or potential contributors. Civil War material consists of letters written by Union and Confederate veterans of the U.S. Civil War; articles and proofs of articles (with annotations) concerning the war; and notes, lists, memoranda, and printed matter. Contributors series contains manuscripts and correspondence sent to the Century. St. Nicholas Magazine materials, ca. 1911-1917, include correspondence, manuscripts and vouchers for the juvenile magazine. Yosemite National Park and Spanish-American War series consists of correspondence. Permit books contain correspondence, 1904-1924, between the Century Company and owners, art dealers, photographers, publishers, and agents for permission to reproduce art and documents in the Century and St. Nicholas magazines (includes reproductions of the specific art.)
Restricted Access
Collection is closed pending digitization.
Biography
The Century Company was founded in New York City in 1881. Century published magazines including the Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine and St. Nicholas and publications such as Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Roswell Smith formed the company and appointed Richard Watson Gilder as editor of the Century which was noted for its fiction, poetry, historical studies, and woodcut illustrations. In 1930 the Century was merged with The Forum magazine.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Editors.
Added Author
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906.
Barton, Clara, 1821-1912.
Bigelow, Poultney, 1855-1954.
Buel, Clarence Clough, 1850-1933.
Carleton, Henry Guy, 1856-1910.
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919.
Cather, Willa, 1873-1947.
Churchill, Randolph Spencer, Lady, 1854-1921.
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948.
Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935.
Drake, Alexander, 1843-1916.
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945.
Ford, Worthington Chauncey, 1858-1941.
Ford, Paul Leicester, 1865-1902.
Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909.
Hapgood, Isabel Florence, 1850-1928.
Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934.
Holland, J. G. (Josiah Gilbert), 1819-1881.
Holt, Henry, 1840-1926.
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937.
Melville, Elizabeth Shaw, 1822-1906.
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903.
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914.
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907.
Shaw, Albert, 1857-1947.
Stoddard, Elizabeth, 1823-1902.
Van Rensselaer, Schuyler, Mrs., 1851-1934.
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
Authors' League of America.
Charles Scribner's Sons.
J.B. Lippincott Company.
Theodore L. Devine Company.
Added Title
The Century illustrated monthly magazine.
The Century magazine.
St. Nicholas (New York, N.Y.)
Research Call Number
MssCol 504
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